Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Golf scramble for American Red Cross had many sponsors

     We would like to say thank you to those that supported the American Red Cross Golf Scramble held May 18 at the LaRue County Golf Course. The following are individuals or businesses who donated to the American Red Cross in support of the tournament:

  • COLUMN: Gettysburg ousts offensive Booth bobblehead

     It’s difficult to keep up with all the controversies in the news.

  • LETTER: Pets need extra care during hot weather

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendents of the wolf, an animal that spends its days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a dog house sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade. 

  • LETTER: Auction for Africa fundraiser was a success

     A huge thank you to all the LaRue County businesses and individuals who donated items for our Auction for Africa fundraiser. We are blessed to live in such a great community. There’s not enough room to list all of them that made donations.

    I would like to give recognition to Arrowhead Archery and Pawn, owned by Louie and Melissa Payne. They donated their entire outdoor archery facility for our Aiming for Africa bow-shoot and allowed us to have all the proceeds. They are great folks operating a thriving business in Hodgenville and LaRue County.

  • LETTER: Saddle Club appreciates donors

    Saddle Club appreciates donors

    The LaRue County Saddle Club would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show for Relay for Life.

    This was our first year and we raised $800.

  • LETTER: Horse show raised $800 for Relay for Life

    Horse show raises $800

    I would like to thank the team members for our great success in Relay for Life. Thanks to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show.

    The first-year show raised $800. Also I would like to thank all of our friends who came to the pancake breakfast for Relay and the many others who made donations. I wish all of you great health and happiness.

    Gayle Shepherd

    Team Captain

    Horse Lovers, Boaters and Campers

  • Balanced Senate postal reform is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • LETTER: Gay marriage debate continues

     For the better part of the past two decades, the debate over the definition of marriage has steadily intensified. Numerous states have undergone public referendums banning homosexual arrangements or, contrarily, allowing civil unions. Recently, our president came out in favor of gay marriage, offering his personal support. As a pastor, I have had to ask, "How should the church of God respond?"